New Jersey Policy Perspective produces independent research and analysis on policy solutions to advance social, economic, and racial justice. From data-driven reports to policy briefs and explainers, we work to provide lawmakers, legislative staff, advocates, community leaders, and reporters with the facts and figures behind the most pressing policy issues facing the Garden State.
New Census data shows that child poverty doubled after the federal Child Tax Credit expired. New Jersey has the highest median household income.
New Jersey's school funding formula has not kept up with new, more rigorous learning standards and outcome goals for students.
The new Drug Affordability Council holds potential to transform the lives of patients who have struggled to access life-saving treatments.
Testimony from NJPP President Nicole Rodriguez before the New Jersey Board of Education.
Homelessness is on the rise. New Jersey gets close to universal health coverage for kids. Community solar pilot is now permanent.
New poll shows strong support for fully funding NJ Transit. Fossil fuel funded groups pollute clean energy debate with misinformation.
Lawmakers missed a historic opportunity to fix New Jersey's finances by prioritizing short-sighted tax cuts in the new state budget.
New Jersey loses a progressive champion. School board in Bergen County eliminates, then reinstates, mental health services.
Temp workers win in court. State agencies fail to produce public reports required by law. Proposal would end indentured servitude in prisons.
NJ Transit's budget deficit could cause a "death spiral" without new funding. Lawmakers announce new lawsuit to stop congestion pricing.
New data highlights stark racial disparities in State Police traffic stops. Lawmakers receive bad grades on racial justice policies.
New Jersey's first offshore wind farm gains federal approval. Governor Murphy signs law eliminating public defender fees.
New Jersey has a new state budget, but what we really need is a new budget process.
Updated StayNJ senior tax cut proposal would still send the biggest benefits to already-wealthy households.
Testimony from NJPP Policy Analyst Marleina Ubel in support of eliminating public defender fees and liens in New Jersey.
A proposal to expand New Jersey’s film and TV tax credit program would cost the state $200 million annually and erode safeguards against abuse.
StayNJ compromise still gives biggest benefits to the wealthiest households. Majority of residents want more funding for NJ Transit.
StayNJ would disproportionately benefit wealthy households. State tax collections come up short again. New Jersey's family leave program has a big loophole.
Loophole in New Jersey’s paid family leave law leaves many workers with no job protection.
Highest-income residents would get eight times the benefit of the lowest-income residents under the StayNJ program.
Federal immigration enforcement collects sensitive data to track, target, and separate families. The Values Act would limit what information can be shared.
Senate President open to keeping the corporate business tax surcharge. New property tax credit proposal would leave many seniors behind.
Testimony from NJPP Policy Analyst Marleina Ubel before the New Jersey Opioid Recovery and Remediation Fund Advisory.
Testimony from Policy Analyst Marleina Ubel in support of community-centered approaches to public safety.